Thursday, May 10, 2012

Icy Christmas Ornaments

This week I had read through all of the Christmas challenges to see what I should make and as I created, I eventually realized I had combined five challenges for a change. The Jingle Belles challenged us to emboss so I planned on using both dry and heat embossing. This lovely photo at Winter Wonderland was my inspiration for heat embossing some ornaments in shades of purple and silver.

After I embossed three ornaments and cut them out, I looked for an appropriate sketch. The best sketch was actually the one from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week, although I flipped it vertically.

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge was to use stripes, so I selected a remnant of some My Mind's Eye paper from several years ago that went well with the purple and snow theme. The last challenge was ABC Christmas Challenge - I for Icy. Besides embossing three of the papers with different Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folders, I stamped icy drips with Versamark and embossed with silver powder, cut them out, attached portions in three places the way icicles form, and covered them with glitter gel. My thanks goes out to all of the lovely ladies who inspired my card with their challenge ideas and artwork!

Jingle Belles - Embossing around the Christmas tree
Winter Wonderland - photo inspiration (used pruple colors, ornaments, overlapping, and silver)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Sketch 5
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #71 - Stripes
ABC Christmas Challenge - I for Icy

6.5" x 5" Christmas Card Recipe:
Paper - My Mind's Eye; Close To My Heart Petal, Colonial White, Plum Mist, and Smoky Plum cardstocks
Stamps - Close To My Heart  Tannenbaum (sentiment), Holiday Trinkets, Adorn-able (ornaments), (wooden ornament stamp from LSS unknown)
Ink - Versamark,  Pansy Purple
Other - CTMH Pansy Purple and Silver embossing powders, Glitz glitter gel; Cuttlebug Snow Dots embossing folder and two others unknown, silver cord and ribbon from Michaels


downrightcrafty said...

just beautiful and a great take on the photo this week at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Jacqueline said...

Just gorgeous - fabulous colours. Thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

SmilynStef said...

Love all of that fabulous embossing ... and those silver icicles are magical ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card - I love purple, so it ticks all the right boxes for me - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 71 - hope to see you again soon. x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Vickie, Thanks for entering ABC Christmas challenge this time,
Good luck, hugs Samantha :0)

Lisa Lara said...

Wow what a beauty Vickie. love the glitter. You can never start christmas cards too early!

Catie Cuddles said...

Stunning! Just love all the texture.
C x

Mynnette said...

This is oh so pretty! LOVE the "snowy" effect on the top of parts of your card--fabulous! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

lauren bergold said...

what a ♥FABULOUS♥ way to hit all of those challenges: utterly BRILLIANT (in every sense!) interpretation of the gorgeous silver and purple ornaments; awesome job on the sketch; and of course a terrific take on BOTH KINDS of embossing!

Bettina L. said...

This is such a lovely card and I love the embossing and the icicles too. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx